Search Results: "Anita Ganeri"


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NEW BEGINNINGS by Anita Ganeri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 25, 1999

"Along with other entries in the series covering death rituals, marriage ceremonies, and coming-of-age celebrations, this book is a useful multicultural tool. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
This entry in the Life Times series takes a somber but serviceable look at the ways newborns are welcomed into the fold in six major world religions. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF TIME AND CLOCKS by Anita Ganeri
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1997

"Better books include Brenda Walpole's Time (1995), of equivalent length and reading level, and Franklyn Branley's less colorful but more authoritative Keeping Time (1993). (chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
This entry in the Signs of the Times series is not equal to Ganeri's The Story of Writing and Printing (1996). Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF WRITING AND PRINTING by Anita Ganeri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"In the Signs of the Times series, this is an engaging look at a revolutionary process that continues to unfold. (chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Anyone who has ever reveled in drawing with Magic Markers or has cherished a particular pen should enjoy this quick and upbeat introduction to the history of written text by Ganeri (Bizarre Beasts, p. 1532, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"A treasure. (Short stories. 8-12)"
A brilliantly conceived and produced collection of stories from major world religions, organized into sections titled ``Creation Stories,'' ``Flood Stories,'' ``Birth, Courtship, and Marriage,'' etc. Extensively researched and lavishly illustrated, the volume includes vibrant, full-color watercolors in a folk-art style on nearly every page. Read full book review >

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WHALES AND DOLPHINS by Anita Ganeri
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 16, 2013

"For elementary school readers, there are plenty of better introductions than this concoction, including Caroline Arnold and Patricia J. Wynne's Super Swimmers (2007). (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
This collection of topically organized factoids about the whale family shares the flaws of others in the publisher's Explorers series: an overbusy design; unrealistic, digitally assembled photo pastiches; and a series of useless "buttons" that purport to lead readers on a topic trail. Read full book review >

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BIZARRE BEASTS by Anita Ganeri
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"This title is fun for browsing, but not essential. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In this work, subtitled ``And Other Oddities of Nature,'' 12 spreads feature bizarre animals and plants and include sidebar discussions of other unusual products of the natural world. Read full book review >

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HOW TO LIVE LIKE A VIKING WARRIOR by Anita Ganeri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Bloodthirsty readers may be a little disappointed by these quick stabs at high-interest, if extinct, occupations. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
A 10th-century Norwegian jarl's son lays out the training, gear, and attitude requisite for a proper Viking life (and death). Read full book review >

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MARRYING ANITA by Anita Jain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2008

"A sparkling, enjoyable look at how globalization affects love."
Single Indian-American female, 33, seeks worldly yet marriage-minded man abroad and finds a complex blend of perspectives on relationships. Read full book review >

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ANITA AND ME by Meera Syal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Far from just another coming-of-age saga, Syal's impressive debut offers a charming yet troubling evocation of recent times."
Nine-year-old Meena Kumar's cheeky narrative of her life as the only Punjabi girl in a small English village unfolds through wonderfully evocative description. Read full book review >

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ASTONISHING ANIMALS by Anita Ganeri
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Equally suitable for shared or solitary reading and hard to resist either way. (Pop-up nonfiction. 7-9)"
A cranked-up collection of animal facts bookended by big, startling pop-ups of toothy ocean predators. Read full book review >